Learn how to grow a beauty brand from people who have done it before. WWD brings 100+ executives from the most promising indie brands together with seasoned pros who can help them lead, build and grow. Take part in small-group discussions and one-to-one networking with:

  • Founders who have turned ideas into iconic brands and offer inspiration as well as practical intelligence
  • Fellow entrepreneurs who have shown an active interest in building community and learning from each other
  • Thought leaders on branding, investing, technology and more who have made founders’ visions business realities

 Spend one day – and benefit from years of beauty industry experience.


Sample Agenda

8-9am // Registration & Breakfast
Grab a coffee and kick off the day by greeting your fellow beauty entrepreneurs.

9:00-10:30am // Session I

10:30-11:15am // ENHANCED NETWORKING! Connect Direct

Join the exclusive BeautyVest LinkedIn group and personalize your networking experience with the Direct Connect feature on the WWD BeautyVest app. 

11:15am-12.30pm // Session II

12:30-2:00pm // NEW FORMAT! Meet a mentor 
Customize your experience by selecting a roundtable featuring the discussion topic of your choice and get real-world advice from a tested executive while enjoying lunch. Sample table topics:
     – Enlarging brand voice through influencer marketing
     – Learning how to scale your business
     – Mastering M&A

2:00–3:45pm // Session III

3:45-4:45pm // Wine Reception
Raise a glass with your peers and share key takeaways from the day.

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Who Is Speaking?

  • Marla Beck Bluemercury Inc.
  • Richelieu Dennis Sundial Brands
  • Gail Federici Federici Brands
  • Tara Foley Follain
  • Carol J. Hamilton L'Oréal USA
  • Amanda E. Johnson Mented Cosmetics
  • Annie Lawless Lawless Beauty
  • Jenny Pratt Dash Hudson
  • Rachel Roff Urban Skin RX
  • Nancy Twine Briogeo
  • James Walker W3ll People
  • Kirsten Kjaer Weis Kjaer Weis

Past Attendees

Past Editorial Coverage

  • The Allure of Beauty for Private Equity

    For some private equity firms, beauty was love at first sight — the margins, the replenishment, the consumer appetite and the near-guaranteed exit — were a perfect match.

  • Beauty Continues to Make a Mark in M&A

    M&A activity in beauty is effervescent, with private equity prepared to pay high multiples and digitally native brands luring investors.


Event Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities provide direct access to the most influential executives in the industry through high-profile brand visibility and interaction, plus targeted networking. Sponsorship opportunities are limited and can be highly customized to meet your marketing objectives.   For more information on sponsoring, please contact Amanda Smith at asmith@fairchildfashion.com

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